Mean Eyed Cat

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John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—as well as blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal led to Cash being inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Gospel Music Hall of Fame. more »


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I give my woman half my money at the general store
I said, now buy a little groceries, and don't spend no more
But she paid ten dollars for a ten-cent hat
And bought some store-bought cat food for a mean-eyed cat

When I give her ten more dollars for a one-way ticket
She was mad as could be
Then I bet ten more that if she ever left
She'd come a-crawlin' back to me

When I woke up this mornin' and I turned my head
There wasn't a cotton-pickin' thing on her side of the bed
I found a little note where her head belonged
It said, dear John, honey, baby, I'm long gone

When I heard a whistle blowin', and the big wheels a-turnin'
I was scared as I could be
I put on my overalls and I headed for town
Gonna bring her back with me

I asked the man down at the station if he'd seen her there
I told him all about her pretty eyes and long, blonde hair
He spit his tobacco, said, I'll be dad-blamed
I believe I did see her leavin' on the Eastbound train

I bought a round-trip ticket on the Eastbound train
I was broke as I could be
But when I come back, I gotta buy another ticket
Gotta bring her back with me

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Written by: JOHNNY CASH

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